Show-stopping Good Looks
Looking for a guitar that looks good and offers great tone at the same time? A member of the Martin Road Series, the 000-12E has high-end Martin appointments in a road-worthy package. Its 000 body shape is superbly balanced and comfortable to wear onstage all night. The 000-12E has a solid spruce top, Koa/Mahogany back and sides, and a richlite fingerboard that deliver a memorable tone. This guitar has a jaw dropping high-gloss finish that brings out the koa’s natural color. Sweetwater knows that many guitarists dream of owning a koa guitar. Thanks to Martin, that dream can become a reality at a much more affordable price point.
Beautiful tonewoods create beautiful tone
The first thing that you’ll notice about the Martin 000-12E is the striking back and sides. To achieve this look at the great price point, Martin starts with two pieces of fine koa veneer. Next, they bond the koa to an African mahogany core. This creates an environmentally conscious, alternative wood option that provides great tone and show-stopping good looks at an amazing price. The koa body is joined to a solid sitka spruce top to give it high end clarity and open attack. The Martin 000-12E comes with a high-gloss finish that brings out the beauty of the body.
Crystal clear Fishman electronics
The Martin 000-12E Koa comes loaded with Fishman MX-T electronics. When plugged in, the improved Sonicore pickup preserves the the pure Martin tone. The preamp is equipped with volume and tone controls. To preserve the classic, understated Martin look, the preamp is mounted at the top of the soundhole to be invisible to the audience. The auto-muting tuner is placed at the bottom of the soundhole so you can tune discreetly between songs.
High-performance neck shape
The Martin 000-12E is equipped with a mahogany neck and richlite fingerboard. The Performing Artist neck shape has a slim C shape and with rounded edges for comfort. You’ll like the high-performance neck taper that plays incredibly well up the neck. The high-performance taper that begins at 1-3/4″ width at the nut and expands to 2-1/8″ width at the 12th fret.
Martin 000-12E Koa Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
- High quality, road worthy guitar at a great price
- Koa/African mahogany back and sides deliver great tone and good looks
- Fishman MX-T electronics and Sonicore pickup deliver crystal-clear tone
- Solid sitka spruce top provides superior sustain and open tone
- Soundhole-mounted tuner is discreet and accurate
- High-performance mahogany neck shape is fast and slim
- Richlite fingerboard adds brightness to the attack
- Mother of pearl rosette adds to the good looks
- High-gloss finish brings out the wood’s natural beauty